Dressing Mrs Dunch at Avebury Manor

Avebury Dressing Mrs Dunch ©National Trust Abby George

A replica Tudor gown, delicately made by a group of National Trust volunteers, will be fitted to a live model this weekend, to show the complexity of Tudor dresses.

This Saturday, 21 May 2016, Cathrien van Hak, the house manager at National Trust Avebury Manor will be taking some time out from her usual duties to pose as Mary Dunch, a 16th century resident of Avebury Manor.

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Enhanced plan to ensure Avebury Solstice remains peaceful

The Stone circle at Avebury.

Partners are working together to do everything they can to help make the Solstice celebrations at Avebury safe for everyone and respectful of the World Heritage Site.

A enhanced plan has been drawn up to look at tackling the growing numbers camping on a byway near Avebury, better enforcement of parking in the village and nearby roads and making Solstice a more peaceful occasion.

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Avebury nominated for Countryfile award

Avebury has been shortlisted as Heritage Site of the Year in the BBC Countryfile Magazine awards 2014/15. Vote for Avebury here >>>http://www.countryfile.com/awards2014-15

Well known for its henge which is cared for by the National Trust, as well as other monuments in the wider landscape, Avebury was chosen against some strong competition for the awards shortlist. Now the poll has been opened up for the public to vote for their favourite places. Continue reading…